Like voluntary tasings and constructive criticism, some meals are best when delivered in small doses. Snack in stride with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of small-plate fare and wine at Ophelia's Tapas on East Walnut Street.
Ophelia's Tapas sends diners on a nightly sojourn to Spain with small plates of meats and cheeses and clinking glasses filled with wine or classic cocktails. The restaurant and bar’s gourmet tapas selection includes portobello caps stuffed with herbed goat cheese ($6.95) and galettes with brie and pear dressed in a light balsamic drizzle ($5.95). Chefs pour steamy french onion soup over puffs of gruyère cheese ($5.95) and hurl tomatoes at each other until a fine purée is ready for the spanish meatballs ($6.95). A multinational assembly of meats and cheeses from Italy, Ireland, and Spain ($2–$3 each) brokers accords between bickering taste buds, and wines mark palates with purplish passport stamps. Drinks also include a large selection of absinthe, along with an absinthe fountain. For dessert, diners can nudge their champagne truffles ($2) together in a toast to the restaurant’s intimate, pub-style atmosphere.
216 E Walnut St.
Springfield, Missouri 65806